‘EFCC asks Fani-Kayode to deposit $1m, implicates Jonathan, publishers, editors’


Chief Jude Ndukwe, the media aide to detained director of media and publicity of the 2015 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, yesterday said that the former Minister of Aviation, has met his bail conditions as set by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, but the anti-graft agency has refused to release him with the aim of forcefully extracting statements from him that would implicate his principal, former President Goodluck Jonathan, PDP chieftains as well as publishers and editors of major newspapers in the country.
Ndukwe, who disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen, alleged that the EFCC have other opposition leaders whom they have referred to as “big fish” in their radar and see Fani-Kayode as the only avenue through which they can “nail” such leaders, hence, the anti-graft agency’s puerile attempt to keep him in their custody beyond the legally required length of time in order to break him, his family, and force him to implicate innocent people just to achieve a more sinister motive of further silencing the opposition.
He added that ‘It is even more worrisome that the activities of the anti-graft agency has reached an all-time low as they are insisting that the former Minister of Culture and Tourism should name publishers, editors, journalists and bloggers he allegedly gave money to during the election campaigns. What has journalists who covered the PDP campaign as much as that of APC got to do with this? This is the height of it all!’
He alleged that the further insistence by EFCC that Fani-Kayode should deposit a sum of $1million before he could be let go shows how desperate the agency is to keep him in their custody and deny him his fundamental rights as guaranteed by the constitution.
Ndukwe noted that Fani-kayode ‘acknowledged in the …Read More

Source:: Nigerian Pilot